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By: Nikki Bolduc, Dietetic Intern   Date: 1/23/13   With the news that the current generation of children in America may have shorter life expectancies than their parents for the first time in two centuries, childhood obesity has moved into the forefront of American health efforts.  However, a new...
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By: Alex Wahlberg, Virginia Tech Dietetic Intern Date: 1/21/13   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" January 19, 2013 marks the National Day of Service, a tradition created to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther...
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By: Marcia Greenblum, MD, RD Date: 1/18/13 Missed your flu shot this year? Had the flu shot and still feel achy and feverish? You may be one of many Americans who will come down with the fever, fatigue, aches and pains, chills, and cough that are telltale signs of the flu. The good news is that the...
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By: On Behalf of the Cook it Safe Taskforce Date: 1/17/13   College is an exciting time of independence, learning and opportunities to meet new people.  The lives of students can become pretty busy between all of the classes, studying and social activities demanding their attention. This leaves...
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By: Sarah Romotsky, RD Date: 1/11/13   America is changing.  Not only are we living longer, but our society is also becoming increasingly diverse.  According to the projections of sociologist Priyank Shah, from Northwestern University, our population will increase by more than one hundred million...
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on the safety of the low-calorie sweetener aspartame.       EFSA's scientific experts have drawn upon all available information on aspartame and its breakdown products and, following a detailed...
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By: Sarah Romotsky, RD Date: 1/8/13 It's a new year and  a great time to adopt new healthful habits. When it comes to food, instead of focusing on what to eliminate from your diet, think about what steps you can take to include more healthful foods such as whole grains. If whole grains is on your...
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The blog contributors at Food Insight would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season! During this time of year, it feels good to reflect on those holiday traditions that bring smiles to our faces, accompanied by fond memories. Here are some of our holiday traditions we would like to share with...
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By: Brittany Mountjoy   Date: 12/20/12 I have a lot to celebrate and be thankful for this holiday season. I am especially thankful for the safe, abundant food supply that is available here in the US, as well as the abundance of choices that I have when I walk into the grocery store. I have choices...
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By: Shelley Feist, Executive Director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education  Date:12/18/12 Great food is the centerpiece for a successful holiday party, but taking shortcuts can put you and your guests at risk for foodborne illness. Managing your party buffet foods safely is important --...

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